Whey Protein and Cortisol: Back to the Research

By Neel Duggal Dec 09, 2014

In the first part of a three-part series on whey protein and cortisol, we examined a research study from theyear 2000 assessing the impact of whey-derived protein Alpha-lactalbumin on chronic stress. Ultimately, researchers unveiled that consumption of this protein can lead to quantifiable decreases in levels of cortisol and its stress-related symptoms while simultaneously increasing production of serotonin and its positive impact upon mood (Markus). However, as with most scientific research, new questions arose and researchers wanted to know more specifics about the relationship between whey and stress. In this final part of a three-part series on whey protein, we continue to examine more recent literature documenting the impact of the consumption of whey-derived Alpha-lactalbumin protein on the cortisol, serotonin, and chronic stress. Read below to see how InsideTracker’s monitoring capabilities coupled with a thorough examination of suitable interventions can help you optimize levels of 30 biomarkers.

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Whey Protein's Impact on Mood and Stress

By Neel Duggal Nov 13, 2014

We get a lot of questions about the uses of whey protein. As a result, we did some nitty-gritty research on how this protein can potentially impact levels of the 30 blood biomarkers that InsideTracker monitors. In this first blog post of a three-part series, we will explain research examining how the consumption of whey protein may be a valuable intervention in reducing chronic stress by regulating levels of cortisol and serotonin.

Before we do that, we will define what chronic stress actually is and then look at the chemical structures and physiological functions of whey protein, cortisol, and serotonin. Continue reading below to see the research and learn how InsideTracker can both monitor your biomarkers and provide you with well-researched interventions to get them to optimal levels.

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